A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
Government’s Health Care Fraud “Cash Cow” Keeps Mooing
Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
The number of “Action Items” detailed in the OECD’s report released yesterday to combat base erosion and profit shifting strategies among multinational corporations. The recommendations have drawn criticism from some GOP...more
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) held yesterday, in its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, that the decision of the European Commission of July 2000 which provides the legal basis under EU...more
Today, in a ground-breaking Decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared the US Safe Harbor scheme to be invalid, as well as confirming that individuals have the right to challenge any similar schemes...more
On September 29, the House subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions held a legislative hearing to consider the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act, H.R. 3459. This bill, which is mirrored in the Senate,...more
By a new Resolution of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") No. 654 dated 1 October 2015 (the "Resolution") a procedure on application of sanctions was introduced....more
The U.S. government reached settlements with two federal lobbyist registrants recently in what appears to signal increased enforcement of political activity laws. On August 28, 2015, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the...more
Now that the Obama administration has loosened its restrictions on Cuba, you’re ready to sell your widgets to a Havana factory, right? Not so fast! Although you may be able to do some things in or with Cuba that you couldn’t...more
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will issue its decision in Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, Case C-362/14, which may invalidate the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Safe Harbor Framework...more
EB-5 is at a critical renewal point.
The next 3 weeks are going to be crucial for the EB-5 industry as the current legislation sunsets on September 30, 2015. While the consensus is that this important program will be...more
In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Congress has passed and, on September 24, 2015, President Obama signed, an amendment of the federal statute regulating warranties on consumer products, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty...more
The legal relationship between business and the consumer will be fundamentally reshaped by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA), the key sections of which came into force on 1 October 2015.
This important piece of...more
On September 21, 2015, the United States further amended existing regulations to implement the changes announced by President Obama on December 17, 2014 liberalizing US sanctions and export controls targeting Cuba. As a...more
Action Item: The Administration further implemented its new Cuba policy facilitating passenger vessel service to Cuba and opening opportunities in Cuba’s maritime, telecommunications, and construction sectors. Considering the...more
The North Carolina General Assembly passed two significant pieces of legislation affecting corporate activity, expansion and new investment in North Carolina.
First, the General Assembly passed the state budget...more
With the budget finalized and signed by the Governor last Friday, the General Assembly has turned its attention to adjournment. On Wednesday, the Senate Rules Chairman, Sen. Tom Apodaca (R-Henderson) introduced Senate Joint...more
When OFAC added Colombian sports franchise Envigado Fútbol Club to its sanctions list in June 2014, the news conjured up echoes of past dark days of “narco fútbol,” when the tentacles of organized crime touched the country’s...more
The SEC filed a settled FCPA books and records and internal controls action centered on a firm which used a subsidiary partially owned by a foreign political party to influence the award of government contracts. Specifically,...more
Although US and EU sanctions targeting Iran are not likely to be lifted before early 2016, there are a number of issues which US and EU-based financial institutions should be aware of in preparation for sanctions relief as a...more
In late August, the California Senate and Assembly passed AB 465, which, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, will make pre-employment mandatory agreements to arbitrate Labor Code violations against California public policy...more
More favorable changes may be in store for distilleries that want to sell bottles on-premise to consumers in North Carolina. Proposed new North Carolina legislation would (1) expand the number of distilleries that can sell...more
On September 16, the House of Representatives of the Brazilian Congress approved a request to consider legislation on an expedited basis which would ease certain restrictions imposed under existing law on the acquisition and...more
With summer finally at an end and the 2016 election season already in high gear, the time is ripe for corporations of all sizes to begin reviewing their existing political law compliance frameworks and refreshing their...more
The California legislature recently submitted a bill (AB 465) to Governor Jerry Brown that deters employers from using arbitration agreements that include a provision requiring the arbitration of claims brought against...more
Policy changes announced by the Obama administration on September 18 will allow U.S. food and agriculture companies, U.S. telecommunications companies and U.S. building material supplier companies to establish a business...more
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